14 Famous Graphic Design Firms


In the competitive global design industry it can be difficult to establish a name brand, however there are a handful of famous graphic design firms that have managed to do so. Here, we’ve compiled a short list of famous graphic design firms from around the globe that many freelance designers dream of working for:  1. Pentagram […]

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10 graphic designers you should be able to name-drop

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We all know that as graphic designers we have to study those who came before us and advanced the field of design. Here at 99designs, we love focusing in on the work of some of the biggies. We’ve covered giants like Paul Rand, Milton Glaser, Saul Bass and more on this blog. But there are a […]

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Are you eligible for a $25 bonus from Payoneer?


If you’ve won a design contest, you know that we offer designers several ways to get paid. Payoneer, one of our payment providers, now has a special offer just for 99designers that we’re excited to share with you. When you sign up for a new Payoneer account by September 1, you’ll get a $25 bonus […]

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Elevating wordmarks with the power of a custom font


It’s the perennial question for logo designers tasked with creating a wordmark: to create the type from scratch, or to simply modify an existing typeface? As we previously discussed, there is no shame in sprucing up an existing typeface – indeed, some of the world’s most famous companies have done it! At the same time, […]

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What the new Airbnb logo means for designers


Airbnb, an online marketplace for short-term housing rentals, unveiled a new branding scheme yesterday that centers on a bold new logo and extends across the company’s website, mobile apps and beyond. They’re pretty proud of it, and for good reason: this is one of the most dramatic and confident rebrands the tech industry has recently […]

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Top 9 at 99: June 2014

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Now that the World Cup has come to a close, are you looking for something new to root for? Cheer on this month’s Top 9 at 99 designers by casting a vote for your favorite one!  You may not be able to watch the results unfold on TV, but these designers will love your support as […]

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10 stunning web navigation menus

navigation menu: hunger games

A navigation menu can make or break a website, so it’s essential that you treat it with respect and design it with passion. But what makes a main menu great? I believe the best way to learn is by example, so I’ve prepared an awesome list of navigation menus from all over the web. They […]

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Designer Profile: JereKel


Jeremy Ellsworth, a.k.a. JereKel, is a platinum designer and one of our highest-paid members last month. He has a robust portfolio of clients gained in contests and elsewhere, with whom he does business using 1-to-1 projects. With no formal design training, he owes his success entirely to his own enthusiasm and work ethic (and ok, […]

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How to design emails for the mobile world


Smartphones and tablets are rapidly changing the face of web design. With nearly 70% of people using a hand-held device as their primary way of accessing the Internet, we need to start thinking about the small screen when creating websites and apps. But what about email? We all constantly check our mobile devices (some of […]

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Contemporary design on the rise in Beijing


When it comes to talking about contemporary design, China is probably not the first country that comes to mind. It’s often a place that reminds us of the past — ancient architecture, paintings, pottery, poetry. But China has a very complicated relationship with time, balancing between the new and the old, which makes it a fascinating […]

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